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British musician takes Chinese music to heart

By Chen Nan ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-01-05 08:13:37

When British singer-songwriter Shaun Gibson came to China for the first time in 2014, like many foreigners, he was drawn to anything new. One thing in particular attracted him most: Little Apple, a catchy song, which has dance beats and repetitive lyrics.

The 25-year-old Gibson was so intrigued by the music that he adapted the song into an English version and uploaded it to YouTube and a few Chinese video websites, like Youku. During the first week, the video was viewed millions of times, which made him a viral star. Then the singer-songwriter adapted more Chinese pop songs into English versions.

Now, Gibson is having his first tour in 35 cities around China, which kicked off in Zhengzhou, Henan province last month and continues through Feb 2 in Shenyang, Liaoning province.

British musician takes Chinese music to heart

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